General Dynamics Wins Contract for Continued Columbia-class Development
GROTON, Conn. — The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $95.5 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class submarine and the U.K. Royal Navy’s Dreadnought-class ballistic-missile submarine, the company announced April 26. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
The contract modification will enable procurement of 17 missile tubes that will support the manufacture of the Common Missile Compartment.
Initially awarded in December 2012, the five-year, $1.85 billion contract calls for Electric Boat to perform research and development work for the Navy’s next-generation ballistic-missile submarine, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2021. The potential value of the overall contract is $2.5 billion.